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Ty Gwyn (White House), Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Ty Gwyn sits at the entrance to our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland.There are spectacular views in every direction, and footpaths up Sugar Loaf and into the Black Mountains pass through the farm allowing fabulous walking from the doorstep, and further afield in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Abergavenny is a foodie heaven, with great local produce in shops and the market, and excellent, nationally acclaimed restaurants just a few minutes' drive away. Ty Gwyn was built in 1970 to provide all the mod cons the old farmhouse then lacked. It is light and bright, wi...Ty Gwyn sits at the entrance to our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland.There are spectacular views in every direction, and footpaths up Sugar Loaf and into the Black Mountains pass through the farm allowing fabulous walking from the doorstep, and further afield in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Abergavenny is a foodie heaven, with great local produce in shops and the market, and excellent, nationally acclaimed restaurants just a few minutes' drive away. Ty Gwyn was built in 1970 to provide all the mod cons the old farmhouse then lacked. It is light and bright, with south-facing windows making the most of the sweeping views down the valley to Abergavenny below. Touches such as copper guttering and oak doors add distinction to its simple white exterior. Inside, the clean modern lines of the rooms are enhanced by sparkling white walls, sleek Welsh slate floors and golden oak doors. The mix of contemporary and vintage furniture and fittings combine 21st century comfort with a retro 1950s twist. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make the most of the superb local produce on offer here, including a homemade cake and eggs from our free range chickens and ducks. Home-reared organic lamb and pork are available on request. In the living room a woodburner supplements the underfloor heating, making sure you can feel snug and warm whatever the weather is throwing at you. There is wifi access, TV and DVD, a radio, a CD player with i-pod dock, a selection of board games and loads of books. The South Bedroom shares the upper floor with its own luxury bathroom and has views south across the Usk Valley to Abergavenny's second mountain, the Blorenge. It has solid oak flooring, kingsize bed, and 1950s oak furniture. The ensuite bathroom has a large, double-ended freestanding roll-top bath, basin and toilet. The West Bedroom is a cosy twin-bedded room on the ground floor and looks out westward past our orchard and up to the slopes of the Rholben hill beyond. It has a built-in wardrobe and a 1950s tallboy for your clothes. The Garden Bedroom is a bright, sunny room overlooking the south-facing garden and patio with views down to the town in the valley below. It has a kingsize bed and plenty of hanging and drawer space, again with 1950s oak furniture. The two downstairs bedrooms share a wetroom with Welsh slate floor, walk-in shower, basin and toilet. All towels and linen are provided and are 100% cotton. A cot is available on request. There is plenty of space in the entrance porch for storing all your outdoor gear and oak double doors lead out from here to a patio and parking area; another door leads from the hallway to the pretty, enclosed south-facing garden with lawns, seating area and colourful shrubs – perfect for relaxing and drinking in the views. A barbecue is provided. Ty Gwyn is an ideal base for events such as the Hay Festival (June) and Abergavenny Food Festival (September). The beaches of the Gower are just over an hour's drive, and the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, is only 50 minutes away. . In all there are three houses at Porth-y-Parc: the original 16th century farmhouse where we live, The Old Barn at the far end of the yard (also available as a holiday cottage), and Ty Gwyn. All three are completely private, and none of the properties overlooks the others. More
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About the Owner
Roz S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
When you arrive at Ty Gwyn, the keys will be in the door so you can let yourselves in and feel at home straight away. We live on site (we don't overlook you), and are here to help in any way we can, but we will never intrude on your privacy - we will quite simply be as hands on or hands off as you want us to be!
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

Wonderful accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Roz and Pip are friendly and helpful. The house was clean with lovely fixtures and fittings. The house is perfectly situated with a wonderful view down the valley over Abergavenny. We walked from the house up to Sugarloaf Mountain twice...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Gary K
Reviewed 21 February 2019

This house is beautifully situated above Abergavenny and within sight of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's so peaceful here. The house is furnished and equipped to the highest spec, is great to cook and eat in,or there are plenty of good restaurants a short drive...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Compass22555877108
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The welcome could not have been warmer - from letting us know we could arrive to early to be welcomed with wine, eggs, homemade Bara Brith and fresh flowers. The lamb bought from the owners was excellent. The house was really clean and well equipped...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Cath M
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This is a well equipped and comfy place to stay with great walking on the doorstep. A real winner - we had a great holiday. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank matty113
Reviewed 17 February 2018

What a perfect cottage, clean, warm, cozy, well equipped kitchen, lovely wood burner (with free logs from Roz) cake and wine on arrival, perfect views, lovely quietness, great decor....i could go on and on... thank you Roz for a lovely stay.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank lovefoodLondon
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Abergavenny is a pretty little town on the Usk, overlooked by three mountains – Sugar Loaf, Blorenge and Skirrid. Food markets and quirky independents, and excellent restaurants in town and a few minutes’ drive away. Abergavenny also has a cinema, a small theatre and a swimming pool and leisure centre. There are great castles and museums within half an hour's drive, plus Hay-on-Wye, famous for its second-hand bookshops. Drive there through the Vale of Ewyas and over Gospel Pass - stunning! Visit in May for Hay Literary Festival. Cardiff,Wales's vibrant capital city, is easily reached in under an hour by car or train. Visit the Castle, the Millennium Stadium, the Victorian Arcades, and Dr Who!
Getting around
Car is the easiest way to get about, with most of the key sights within half an hour's drive If you're fit enough to cycle up the hill to Porth-y-Parc, a bike would also be ideal - but remember this is a VERY hilly area! Guests without private transport usually arrive by train (Abergavenny Station) and then either get a taxi up to us (10 minutes, about £5) or walk (40 minutes, with a long climb over the last mile and a half). Once here, if you like walking, you don't need a car, as fabulous walks start from your door, with lovely pub / eating options attached. Supermarket deliveries are easily organised
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